Aug 3, 2013 2:00am PDT
, at a town hall meeting in alabama the other day, martha roby was confronted by an angry tea party constituent who spouted accusations about the president. her lack of response is notable here. here's the back and forth. >> what i need from you is to know what you can do, you and your fellow con communist colleagues in the lower house, what you can do to stop these communist tyrannical executive orders laid down by this foreign-born american-hating communist despot. what can you you do for me. >> we need to know. he said it loud enough that you all heard it. look, i can't emphasize the oversight part of my job enough. and i think that that gets lost in what we do every day because that's exactly what we're doing. we're chasing down these executive orders. we're chasing down these rules that are promulgated that are backdoor legislation by agencies whether it's the epa, the irs, go down the list. >> you know, sam, and david, i've been saying for weeks if not months the real leader of the republican party today is no way is it john boehner. the real leader of the republican party is
Aug 24, 2013 2:00am PDT
for the "side show." president obama back in washington, of course, after taking a week off in martha's vineyard. and the "late show's" david letterman commemorated with this video last night. >> let's put together a segment about memorable presidential vacations. and we've got it for you tonight, memorable presidential vacations throughout the year. i hope you enjoy this. ♪ >> wow. now i see why he had the big hat. >> well, the president also introduced the newest member of his family and another portuguese water dog named sonny. almost every president has had a pet. there's only been one first dog who has lived in the white house under two different presidents. spotty and then had the good fortune to return again with george w. bush when he became president in 2001. so two presidents for that dog. however, the most famous by far of all the dogs in the white house is fala, the scottish terrier. mgm even made a movie about him called fala at hyde park in technicolor. it's over near the tidal basin. and that's something for sunny, of course, to aspire to. look at that big dog. that's "hardball"